Harry Stefanakis’s Through Silence and Ash is a biogenesis in words – an entire life born out of ano


Through Silence and Ash by Author Harry Stefanakis

Reviewed by Through Silence and Ash

Through Silence and Ash by Author Harry Stefanakis

Reviewed by Realistic Poetry International

Harry Stefanakis’s Through Silence and Ash is a biogenesis in words – an entire life born out of another. Gentle and yet strong, this collection bears an appreciation for family, other people, life. It has an understanding that is rare and valuable, that we could all use a little more of.

Through Silence and Ash is both journal and journey. These poems take on a cycle of loss and gain, difficulty and utmost happiness. The author’s personal experiences with new fatherhood, adoption and desire for a family are especially moving, as are the more abstract emotional poems. I feel that even if one hasn’t shared similar experiences, Stefanakis’s poetry is potent enough to resonate in the heart of anybody. Through Silence and Ash is honest and poignant, and just a touch vulnerable.

While it’s not a long collection, it evokes an amazing sense of actually having been through a journey of deep introspection. The author’s prose carries one from anxious shadows where the future is unknowable to the enlightenment of sunshine where the future could be nothing short of beautiful.

The writing is skillful and accessible, the sketches and Greek translations of certain poems included are a lovely touch and I would wholly recommend Through Silence and Ash with a full five stars.

“Step into the silence and say something true For words are seeds carried in prayers & spells waiting for your voice to scatter them onto fertile soil.” -From “Voice”

As a special note from the Editors of Realistic Poetry International and on behalf of the entire Honest Book Review Team, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation for poets such as Author Stefanakis who righteously use their words and poetry to not only express and entertain, but to also help others in need and make a difference in our vast, beautiful, yet adversative world, with all proceeds collected from the sale of this book being donated, at the Author’s wishes, to the Linh Xuan Center of foster care and protection for children, an orphanage based in Vietnam with over 120 young residents.

Writing as a Poet with the heart and mind of a humanitarian, surely his spirit of charity and goodwill will help bring light, love, and peace to those truly in need.

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